From Memory to Imagination: Reforming the Church's Music  -     By: Randall Bradley
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From Memory to Imagination: Reforming the Church's Music

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2012 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802865933
ISBN-13: 9780802865939
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Author Bio

C. Randall Bradley is Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of the church music program at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. His other books include From Postlude to Prelude: Music Ministry's Other Six Days.

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Living Church
From Memory to Imagination gives plenty of food for thought to any worship leader, pastor, or churchgoer who thinks seriously about the role of music in the contemporary church. Its thought-provoking vision will prompt many worship leaders to rethink the purpose of their ministry and imagine new possibilities for its future.”

Interpretation
“Bradley’s book can prove helpful to musicians, pastors, or congregants who long to expand the breadth of the music that their churches sing.”

Congregational Libraries Today
“A must-read for Christians in pastoral, worship, and music leadership positions.”

The Artistic Theologian
“Insightful. . . . This book may have tremendous impact on worship in the coming years because it encapsulates in a well-researched account the state of the church of today and its path to becoming the church of tomorrow. The first few chapters alone make this book an essential addition to the library of the church musician.”

Ken Medema
-- singer, songwriter, composer
"If you are a church musician who wants to think, if you are a thinker about church music, if you care about where church music is going, then please read this book. In many cases Randall Bradley's From Memory to Imagination will lead you not only from memory to imagination but also from imagination to action. You will rethink what you do and why, you will gain new perspectives on what Sunday is all about, and you will feel refreshed and wide-awake after reading these pages."

C. Michael Hawn
-- Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
"Bradley brings a seasoned, sensible voice to the discussion of the church's music. . . . Offers a holistic vision for church music rather than a simplistic quick fix. This is a book for church musicians, pastors, worship committees, choirs, and laity to share and discuss. Following the vision expressed in these pages could lead a congregation from wandering in the worship wilderness to moving toward the promised land."

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